Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one that affects millions of children and adults around the world. Not everyone fully understands the disorder, and more often than not, it is diagnosed wrong by those that don't know all about it. WebProNews reported on Sept. 29, 2013, that October is ADHD Awareness Month, and it will give everyone a chance to learn more about the disorder and hopefully get ready of numerous misconceptions.
There are a number of people that believe those with ADHD are "slow" or ""challenged" or someone who doesn't even really have something wrong with them. This comes from the lack of education that people have on ADHD and from the fact that they just don't get it.
Many see it as "bad parenting," but if that's their argument, how do they explain it in adults? It doesn't just affect children.
ADHD is indeed recognized "nearly every mainstream medical, psychological, and educational organization in the United States…[and] these organizations also concluded that children and adults with ADHD benefit from appropriate treatment."
With that, a large number of groups focusing on ADHD have come together to turn October into ADHD Awareness Month. Those groups include ACO, ADDA, CHADD and ADDitude. They hope to teach so many about the different aspects of ADHD and also how it can be helped.
For instance, new research shows that the effects of ADHD can actually be lessened by having children walk to school. More than 2,500 children were asked to walk to school and then report benefits they felt from the walk for the new study.
Results showed that eight out of 10 children felt calmer and were able to concentrate better thanks to just walking to school. This same number of children also said they felt healthier and that they looked better.
While some experts fully believe that walking to school won't have a big effect on children with ADHD, they do believe small effects can be felt in them. This is just the type of information that can be learned during ADHD Awareness Month in October.